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The Element of Crime

Spine #80

Sep 19, 2000

Number of Discs: 1

  • 1.85:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
  • English Dolby Digital 1.0 Mono
  • English subtitles

The Element of Crime

Directed By: Lars von Trier
Starring: Michael Elphick, Esmond Knight, Meme Lai, Jerold Wells, Ahmed El Shenawi, Astrid Henning-Jensen, János Herskó, Preben Leerdorff-Rye, Gotha Andersen, Lars von Trier
Licensor: Nordisk Film

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Lars von Trier's stunning debut film is the story of Fisher, an exiled ex-cop who returns to his old beat to catch a serial killer with a taste for young girls. Influenced equally by Hitchcock and science fiction, von Trier (Zentropa, Breaking the Waves, The Idiots) boldly reinvents expressionist style for his own cinematic vision of a post-apocalyptic world. Shot in shades of sepia, with occasional, startling flashes of bright blue, The Element of Crime (Forbrydelsens Element) combines dark mystery and operatic sweep to yield a pure celluloid nightmare.

  • Stig Bj√∂rkman's critically acclaimed 52-minute documentary Tranceformer: A Portrait of Lars von Trier (1997), with optional English subtitles
  • Trailer


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